Mark Chambers

VP Partnerships, Elemental Excelerator

Mark Chambers is an environmental policy leader, advocate for social justice, and licensed architect inspired by public service and lessons of collective action. He is Vice President of Partnerships at Elemental Excelerator, a nonprofit investor focused on scaling climate technologies with deep community impact. He recently served the Biden White House as Senior Director for Building Emissions and Community Resilience and was previously the Director of Sustainability for both New York City and the District of Columbia, where he led efforts to accelerate climate policy implementation in America’s largest city and the Nation’s capital.

Chambers is a recipient of the Director’s Award from the Smithsonian National Design Awards and the Public Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects (NY). In addition to lending his expertise on the built environment in his service on the Board of Directors Second Nature, Mark also serves on the Board of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). Chambers speaks frequently on the intersection of climate change, resilient design and environmental justice. His work has been highlighted in the NY Times, the Washington Post, Grist, Architectural Record, Politico, Complex World, and Reuters among others. Chambers holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a MS in Public Policy and Management, both from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Mark lives in Harlem with his wife and two children.